RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN OHIO: HISTORIC REA FILMS 1940, 1941

This historically important documentary narrated by Walter Cronkite, tells the story if the Parkinson family, farmers in rural Ohio, who electrified their farm with the help of a Rural Electrification Administration loan.  Before the electrification of their farm, work was done in old-fashioned, manual-labor intensive ways – water was carried by hand from the outdoor pump, carts and plows were driven by horses.

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